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May 21, 1995 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During his three decades in power, Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda ran a one-man regime marked by brutality, nepotism and whim. All criticism was banned. So were long hair, short skirts and rock music. It was illegal to refer to the dictator, who rarely appeared without a dark homburg hat and a regal fly whisk, by anything but his self-bestowed title: Life President. It was even taboo to discuss his age. "Everything is my business," Banda, who is now about 96, once proclaimed. "Everything.
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December 24, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
Former dictator H. Kamuzu Banda and his former police minister were acquitted Saturday of ordering the murders of four dissident politicians 12 years ago. The verdict was a blow to Malawi's first democratically elected government in its attempts to bring one of Africa's last old-style dictators to account for a brutal 30-year reign that saw thousands of opponents killed, jailed or sent into exile.
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December 24, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
Former dictator H. Kamuzu Banda and his former police minister were acquitted Saturday of ordering the murders of four dissident politicians 12 years ago. The verdict was a blow to Malawi's first democratically elected government in its attempts to bring one of Africa's last old-style dictators to account for a brutal 30-year reign that saw thousands of opponents killed, jailed or sent into exile.
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May 21, 1995 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During his three decades in power, Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda ran a one-man regime marked by brutality, nepotism and whim. All criticism was banned. So were long hair, short skirts and rock music. It was illegal to refer to the dictator, who rarely appeared without a dark homburg hat and a regal fly whisk, by anything but his self-bestowed title: Life President. It was even taboo to discuss his age. "Everything is my business," Banda, who is now about 96, once proclaimed. "Everything.
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